The Magical Congress of the United States, or MACUSA, came into being around the same time that the Statute of Secrecy was signed, although not with that name. The wizarding government relocated several times over the next hundred years as the British colonies in North America became the United States, at which time the name of the new country was incorporated into the title. By the 1920s, MACUSA was headquartered in a magical space created as part of the Woolworth Building in New York City.

Tragic trials and convictions of witches and wizards in North America by Puritans who believed that magic was the devil possessing the accused person. Many of the accused were actually magical, although some were merely unfortunate No-Majs. At least two Judges were known Scourers (Pm:History of Magic in North America). Read More
In 1693 after the International Statute of Secrecy was passed, American witches and wizards set up their own government known as the Magical Congress of the United States. This underground government totally separate from the No-Maj included representatives from magical groups all over North America, and was set up in… Read More
The first president of MACUSA, Josiah Jackson, also set up the Department of Magical Law Enforcement for North America with a dozen volunteer Aurors who would risk their lives tracking down the Scourers responsible for the Salem Witch Trials (PM: MACUSA). Read More
The Magical Congress of the United StatesĀ  was housed in a secret edifice somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains until 1760, when it was relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia, the home of Thornton Harkaway, then President of MACUSA (Pm). Unfortunately for the local No-Maj population, President Harkaway raised Crups, a type of… Read More
During the 1770s, the Magical Congress of the United States relocated from Williamsburg, Virginia, to the city of Baltimore, Maryland, home of MACUSA President Able Fleming (Pm:MACUSA). This was a short-lived location due to the arrival of the No-Maj Continental Congress to the city, as well as the beginning of… Read More
Fleming is a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, and MACUSA meets in that city until the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and the advent of the Continental Congress to Baltimore in 1776. Read More
Around 1776 when the Continental Congress moved to Baltimore during the Revolutionary War, the secret Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) decided it was time to move again, so they relocated to Washington. The move was followed by the “Country or Kind” debate of 1777 led by President Elizabeth… Read More
In 1777, MACUSA President Elizabeth McGilliguddy presided over a gathering of witches and wizards from all over North America for the “Country or Kind” Debate. Thousands arrived, so the Great Meeting Hall was expanded magically to hold them all. Their purpose was to debate whether they should give allegiance to… Read More
President McGillicuddy presides over the “Country of Kind?” debate of 1777, when witches and wizards from all over North America decided whether or not to become involved in the American Revolutionary War. The Ministry of Magic in London sent a message saying “Sitting this one out.” President McGillicuddy responded “Mind… Read More
Barebone was a descendant of Scourers who believed that all witches and wizards should be killed. He befriends a gullible young witch named Dorcus Twelvetrees, plies her with seemingly innocent questions, then steals her wand and publishes the locations of both Ilvermorny and MACUSA headquarters. Dorcus serves a year in… Read More
Rappaport is the fifteenth president of MACUSA. In 1790, she puts in place the complete segregation of the magical and non-magical communities in the U.S. All contact is forbidden in what becomes known as Rappaport’s Law. Read More
After putting the entire magical community in danger by spilling its secrets to a descendent of scourers, the daughter of Aristotle Twelvetrees is imprisoned for one year. Many in the magical community wish to see Dorcus killed or locked away for the rest of her life for her foolishness. Wizarding… Read More
Put in place in 1790 by MACUSA President Emily Rappaport in order to completely sever ties between the Wizarding and No-Maj communities in America. Thus, the American magical community became completely segregated, unlike the European Wizarding World where inter-Muggle marriage and government cooperation were allowed (Pm). Read More
An uprising by the hairy giants of North America which caused the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) to move operations from Washington to New York City (Pm). The blame for this is generally placed on Irene Kneedander, Head of the Body for Protection of Magical Species (Humanoid) at… Read More
Following the 1892 Sasquatch uprising, MACUSA moved its headquarters from Washington to the newly built Woolworth Building in New York City (Pm). When the building was under construction, wizards joined the construction crew. Thanks to these undercover wizards, the Woolworth building was not only a building for No-Majs, it also… Read More
Picquery is an extremely competent and accomplished witch who guides the United States magical community through the difficult years of the rise of Grindelwald and the catastrophic attacks of the Obscurial in New York City in 1926. She leaves office in 1928 (WFT, Pm). Read More
President Picquery issues this order after her encounter with Frank, the Thunderbird that Newt Scamander was transporting in his magical case. She later extends this protective order to all magical creatures in the United States (FB). Read More
Repealed in 1965 by MACUSA. Before that, Wizards could not mingle with No-Maj, whether as friends or married couples. Magical children could not have a wand before attending Ilvermorny School, and they were not allowed to take their wands home during breaks (Pm). Read More